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    November 1, 2012
    12:00 - 12:30pm PDT  

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>> we came to seven straight about 10 years ago. -- 7th street about 10 years ago. the environment is huge. it is stronger than willpower. surrounding yourself with artists, being in a culture where artists are driving, and where a huge amount of them is a healthy environment. >> you are making it safer. push, push.
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that is better. when i start thinking, i see it actually -- sometimes, i do not see it, but when i do, it is usually from the inside out. it is like watching something being spawned. you go in, and you begin to work, excavate, play with the dancers, and then things began to emerge. you may have a plan that this is what i want to create. here are the ideas i want to play with, but then, you go into the room, and there maybe some fertile ideas that are becoming manifest that are more interesting than the idea you had initially set out to plan. so there has to be this openness for spontaneity. also, a sense that regardless of the deadline, that you have tons of time so the you can keep your creativity alive and not cut it off and just go into old habits.
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it is a lot like listening. really listening to watch what is going to emerge. i like this thing where you put your foot on his back. let's keep it. were your mind is is how you build your life. if you put it in steel or in failure, it works. that works. it is a commitment. for most artists, it is a vacation and a life that they have committed themselves to. there is this notion that artists continue to do their work because of some kind of the external financial support. if that was taken away, artists would still do their art. it is not like there is a prerequisite for these things to happen or i will not do it.
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how could that be? it is the relationship that you have committed to. it is the vocation. no matter how difficult it gets, you are going to need to produce your art. whether it is a large scale or very small scale. the need to create is going to happen, and you are going to have to fulfill it because that is your life.
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>> planning commission regular meeting for thursday, november 1st, 2012. i'd like to remind everyone that the commission does not tolerate any disruption or outburstses of any kind. please turn off any mobile devices that may sound off during the proceedings. and when speaking before the commission, please speak directly into the microphone
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and do state your name for the record. at this time i'd like to take roll. commission president fong? >> here. >> commission vice president wu? >> here. >> commissioner antonini? >> present. >> commissioner moore? >> here. >> and commissioner sugaya? >> here. >> first on your calendar, commissioners, are consideration of items proposed for continuance. item 1, case no. case no. 2011.0430e at 4 08 potrero avenue, appeal of preliminary mitigated negative declaration proposed for continuance to january 17, 2013. i have no other items proposed for continuance. >> is there any public comment on the item proposed for continuance? seeing none, commissioners? commissioner wu. >> i move to continue item number 1 to january 17th. >> second. >> on that motion to continue, commissioner antonini? >> aye.
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>> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? >> aye. >> commissioner wu? >> aye. >> commissioner fong? >> aye. >> so moved unanimously, commissioners, that motion passes 5 to 0. next up is your consent calendar. all matters listed here under constitute a consent calendar are considered to be routine by the planning commission and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the commission. there will be no separate discussionvv of these items unless a member of the commission, l public or staff so requests in which the matter shall be removed from the consent calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing. items 2a and b for case numbers 2012.10 46 b and c at 1550 bryant street - between division street and 15th street; lot 006 in assessor's block 39 23 - request for office development authorization pursuant to planning code sections 179.1, 321, and 322 to establish 108,399 gross square feet of legal office use in a pdr-1-g zoning district and 68-x height
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and bulk district. i have no speaker cards. >> is there any public comment on the items proposed on the consent calendar? seeing none, commissioner antonini? >> move to approve. >> second. >> on that motion to approve, commissioner antonini? >> aye. >> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? >> aye. commissioner wu? >> aye. >> and commissionedthv fong? >> aye. >> so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously. which places you under your commissioners questions and matters. item 3, consideration of adoption, draft minutes of special meeting of october 11, 2012 and draft minutes of regular meeting of october 18, 2012. >> any public comment on the draft minutes? seeing none, commissioner sugaya? >> yes, on thursday, october 11 under item 1, which is on page
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2 under speakers, i believe didn't sue hester testify on this item? 295 as related to the transit center district plans. anyway, her name is not listed. maybe the secretary can check. -- check on that. >> i can certainly check. if she made an appearance, i will add her name. >> thank you. >> the subsequent item just says same as those listed in item 1. with that change, is that a motion? >> so moved. >> second. >> on that motion to adopt the draft minutes with the proposed amendment, commissioner antonini? >> aye. >> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? >> aye.
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>> commissioner wu? >> aye. >> and commission president fong? >> aye. >> so moved, commissioners. that motion passes unanimously and puts you on item 4, commission comments and questions. >> commissioner antonini. >> a couple things, first of all. happy to report that the subcommittee for secretary search has been meeting in smaller group parts of the subcommittee have been interacting and i think we are moving closer to a situation where we may be seeing a job application issued. and thanks to cooperative -- cooperation of the department of human resources and others. so, we will continue, and i believe we will be meeting in another week with the subcommittee to continue the process. >> thanks again for everyone's hard work on that. i know it's time consuming, but obviously important that we spend the right amount of time.
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>> i think you sometimes get out of something what you put into it and we felt that way and we've put in the necessary hours, i think, to make sure the product that comes out will help us to try to find as close a replacement as we can for linda, which is a very difficult thing to do, but we wanted to be as good as it possibly can be. on another subject, i think we were all really thrilled by the giants' win and the parade yesterday. and i had the good fortune to see the entire thing. and i thought some of the remarks by some of the speakers, players and others, rose above the, what you usually get. and particularly was impressed by the remarks of the manager boce and he talked about the life lessons that can be learned from a victory. some of them perseverance, cooperation, humility are important lessons. and team members doing things that they don't usually do to
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help the team win. starters pitching in middle relief, pitchers being called upon to deliver big hits and sluggers having to punt and all those sort of things is a good lesson for us because sometimes we have to do things in our lives that we're not accustomed to doing and may not be our job, but we have to do the best we can. and i also was very happy to hear an analogy drawn by sergio romo talking about the giants being a lot like the city of san francisco. i'm paraphrasing his remarks, but he basically talked about the diverse group that comes from all over the world and often different languages, but collectively they can do great things. and he sort of made an analogy to our city. so, i thought that was really good. and finally, buster posy talking about the fact that a win like this is more than just a win, but it has the ability to be a tonic and lift municipal spirits. and this theory has been
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brought forward in the past, but i think there is some validity to that. certainly the only admonishment is that even though it's fine to live vicariously with the team, it never gives anyone license to destroy property or assault someone just because there's been a victory. and we don't want to be classified with some of the things that have been said about some cities in the past where they have riots whether they win or lose. and glad yesterday seemed to go very well from what i've heard as far as that was concerned. so, it's great to win, but it's even greater to see good things come out of it for the entire city. >> commissioner moore. >> as a follow-up to comma commissioner antonini was saying, the city looked photo general i can today when you looked at the area of the civic center, when you looked at literally wearing black and
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orange, overall it was spectacular. so, i think everybody who participated made it happening. we all can pat each other on the shoulder that this came about in a wonderful way. >> all right. commissioners, that will place us under director's report, item 5, director's announcements. >> thank you. good afternoon, commissioners. i ask just wanted to thank several of you for attending the board hearing on tuesday in honor of linda avery herbert. it was a resolution that was passed -- that was proposed by supervisor olague to honor linda for her 32 years of service and named tuesday as linda avery-herbert day in the city. several staff attended as well and i think it was an appropriate honor for linda for all of her service to the city. so, thank you all for
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attending. that concludes my report. thank you. >> which will place us under item 6, review of past week's events at the board of supervisors, board of appeals, and historic preservation commission. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i'm here to give you your weekly report of the board of supervisors activities. ann murry rodgers, planning department staff. at the land use committee there was one ordinance i'd like to report about and one hearing. the first was the ordinance amending the administrative code to -- for port prepayment of jobs housing [speaker not understood]. this ordinance would encourage the development of affordable housing on port properties. the planning commission did not hold a hearing on this item, but instead requested an informational memo. this week's staff from the legislative sponsor, supervisor kim, explained along with city staff that this ordinance would allow the port and the mayor's office of housing to enter into a memorandum of understanding whereby the port would receive credits towards their obligations to pay this fee,
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the jobs housing linkage fee in exchange for the sale or lease of port property to under market rate for affordable housing. that was the longest -- sorry about that. if you have any questions about that, i can explain it again. secondly, there is a hearing on the car sharing program. the director of the mta made a presentation about the importance of car sharing as part of the city's transit first program. also in attendance was the director of the department of the environment and some local car sharing organizations. the presentation covered the transportation code definition for car sharing and the benefits of car sharing and the fact that this is largely a private sector type of transportation which supports our city's transit first policy. that said, the mta said the city can help in making parking available for this use, both on street and off-street. and staff from mta noted that
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off-street spaces don't always match the demand that may be needed, and that there are over 2 80,000 on-street parking spaces. sfmta recently start aid pilot program to look at using some of those on-street spaces for car-sharing. and they found that by using this pilot program some people did illegally park on the on-street spaces and that also there was some difficulty in removing some spaces from general use and dedicating them for car-share. that said, sfmta will be expanding their program in the coming year and able to expand it in an equitable manner throughout the city. on tuesday's board hearing, supervisor olague's ordinance was there that would add mend the administrative code to ensure the right to return to revitalized housing. this commission heard this item on september 27th and since your hearing the supervisor continued to work with other city agencies. this week the ordinance was
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passed on final reading. supervisor olague's other ordinance requiring housing production report was continued to november 20th. the board also heard the privately owned but publicly accessible open space signage ordinance sponsored by board president chiu. this item was heard on june 7. the supervisor adopted all your recommendation. and after the commission hearing he continued to work with our staff and the mayor's office of disability to ensure that the entire proposal is a-d-a compliant. this week the board passed the ordinance on first reading. next up is the housing trust fund monitoring ordinance also sponsored by board president chiu. this commission approved the ordinance with modification two weeks ago. supervisor again incorporated all your recommended modifications. and after a hearing, the mayor's office of housing proposed another modification, asking that these reports also
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include assistance to those earning over 120% or more of ami to capture one program for housing trust fund that focuses on that group. the board approved this ordinance with those amendments on first reading this week. and next up was another ordinance that grew out of board president chiu's northeast legislation. i've counted so far today, that ordinance you heard one piece of legislation has now been split into no less than seven separate ordinances. so, they did take your advice into making it smaller more manageable pieces. this would expand the allowable floor area for commercial uses and would also -- i'm sorry. that's what happened this week. that's what it originally would do. this week the board had voted to make this change also in the mission rto district whereas when you heard the ordinance you heard from the market octavia group that since the
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rto district came out of our community planning processes, they wanted to not make any amendments to policies that came out of the planning efforts until the five-year monitoring. however, that said, supervisor campos found a public need to make that amendment to the mission rto district. so, it will allow those corner uses to be a little bit larger. in the mission rto, but not the rto district in the market-octavia plan area. and that ordinance was passed on first reading this week. as you heard, our previous commission secretary was honored and there were many commissioners present as well as staff, but not enough for a quorum. there was one new ordinance introduced this week that i'd like to share with you. it was the polk street alcohol and tobacco paraphernalia restricted use district. this would amend the planning code to extend restriction on tobacco paraphernalia establishments that would otherwise have expired. it would also establish the
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lower polk alcohol restricted use district in california [speaker not understood] and some of the associated side streets. so, since this is a planning code amendment we will be bringing this before you within the next three months. and if there are any questions, that concludes my report for this week. >> thank you. any public comment on the supervisors report? seeing none, commissioner antonini. >> thank you. thanks, ms. rodgers, for a great report as always. i think you had said that the mayor's office is continuing to work together with supervisor olague on that legislation that you were alluding to, or is it now being introduced? because i know they were continuing to modify the legislation about the ability for people who had previously been in public housing to return to that housing -- newly built housing. >> that's correct, she continued to work with not only the mayor's office of housing,
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but also the housing authority and ndn, both of those agencies came before the land use committee saying they could now support the ordinance as it had been made. * in the end >> great. my other question, i see supervisor kim is here, it's not agendized. i just want more details on her suggestion to the port that they see about the possibility of allowing some of their properties to be used by the mayor's office of housing for affordable housing. just more details on how that would actually work, but i'm sure we'll see more of that as it moves forward. >> actually, staff in consultation with the commission president and vice president prepared an informational memo that you should have gotten last week. i think it was a three to five-page memo. we were not going to schedule a hearing on that particular ordinance, but it is moving to the process and was heard by the full board on tuesday. >> thank you for calling my attention to that. i'll go back through my materials. i'm sure it's there.
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>> thank you. >> commissioners, we're at a place under general public comment. at this time the public may address the commission [speaker not understood] with respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. each member of the public may address the commission for up to three minutes. this category has a 15-minute time frame. and i have one speaker card. >> great. christie lefters. hi, commissioners. thank you for taking the time to hear me. so, as you may recall, i was here september 6th with the discretionary review hearing regarding 61 1 buena vista west. and there was an action to make
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the setback, if you remember. >> yes. and i sent an e-mail late this morning. i don't know if everyone -- did anyone read it or receive it? okay. so, i guess basically we're just asking for the commission to take an action or to calendar consideration of such action because the problem with -- i think it was agreed to go back to the corner as a building, the setback. but -- and then it said on the plans or it was written out that it was three additional feet to the two feet, making it five feet. but in field measurements it's not five feet. it's more than five feet. and actually, according to the plan to scale plans, even though it was drawn, it doesn't equal five feet. so, i think -- and i'm not exactly sure what the procedures are, but, you know, if planning staff or someone
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can measure it some in the field or off the plans, i guess. >> thank you. [speaker not understood]. dino [speaker not understood]. those who lost their lives and homes and communities in the wake of hurricane sandy. this week we've seen a lot of weather around the east coast and also here in san francisco, and ironically it's been the week of the fire. so, i brought seven items raised to fire that pertains something towards the commission. one is two by the sea, west portola avenue. i know it's your g

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